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Water Day: Stakeholders raise concerns for Nigeria’s water crises

Suleiman Adamu

Stakeholders on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 called on all tiers of government and political actors to show more commitment, actions and deliberate funding to reverse the nation’s water situation. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources This was the thrust at the Global Citizen event held in Abuja in partnership with Procter and Gamble to celebrate the 2019 World Water Day, ...

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Water Day: Raising awareness on water poverty, inclusion of marginalised persons

People with Disability

The Hope Spring Water Charity Foundation is partnering with Sustainable Waste Africa Initiative (SAWI) and Media for Community Change (MFCC) in Abuja to sensitise women and other stakeholders on the need to involve the marginalised people when making plans for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The theme for 2019 World Water Day is geared towards encouraging people and organisations to ...

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Government approves €64.75m for Kano water project

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 approved the sum of €64.75 million to improve water supply in Kano State Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Hajia Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. She ...

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We won’t privatise dams, says government

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 denied claims that the federal government was privatising the nation’s dams, saying what was being done was hydropower concessioning. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources Adamu said this at the opening of a Media Water Sector Workshop in Abuja. According to him, what is being done is ...

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Women’s Day: Access to water crucial to emancipating women – AWWASHNet

Gender

As the world commemorates the 2019 International Women’s Day, the Africa Women Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Network (AWWASHNET) has urged women and gender rights groups to continue challenging water privatisation plans in the country including the Public Private Partnership (PPP) plans spearheaded by the Lagos State Government. According to gender roles, women are responsible for domestic chores, including food production, ...

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World Water Day: Don’t interfere with Atewa Reserve, Ghana told

2019 World Water Day

An appeal has been made to the government of Ghana not to tamper with the Atewa Range Forest Reserve because of its ecological significance as a major contributor to water availability in the country. Atewa is the watershed for some of the country’s major rivers like the Densu, which serves as the main source of water for majority of people ...

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Agency lays emphasis on water safety in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) has begun training of communities on water safety plans to protect water contamination from point of production to consumption. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Mr Tijani Aliyu, the Head of Sanitation, Sokoto RUWASSA, said this on sidelines of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergency Working Group visit on ...

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Agency lists sanitation challenges in Sokoto border communities

Aminu Tambuwal

Executive Secretary, Sokoto Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Alhaji Sidi Abass, has linked insurgency, cattle rustling to challenges of poor hygiene and open defecation practice in border communities. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Abass made this known when the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergency Working Group carried out a Cholera Assessment and Monitoring visit to Sokoto on ...

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Stakeholders call for massive investment in water infrastructure

ERA Water Summit

Stakeholders participating in the National Summit on the Human Right to Water in Abuja on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 called for massive investment in water infrastructure by African governments. L-R: Dr Otive Igbuzor (keynote speaker), Satoko Kishimoto (Transnational Institute), Shayda Naficy (Corporate Accountability) and Nnimmo Bassey (Chair of the board of ERA) and the summit The advice, contained in a ...

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Stakeholders flay privatisation, seek workable water supply scheme

ERA Water Summit

Over 150 participants from across the globe that converged on Abuja for a two-day National Summit on the Human Right to Water have carpeted the World Bank and short-sighted leaders of the African continent for promoting water privatisation schemes that have largely cut poor people off a basic human right and thrown their nations into debts. Local and international delegates ...

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